Sunday 23rd October 2011 at 11 o’clock
Please stand (if you are able) as the bible is brought into the Church
WELCOME & NOTICES
CALL TO WORSHIP
HYMN 132 Immortal, invisible, God only wise
PRAYER OF APPROACH & THE LORD’S PRAYER (see below)
TALK TO THE YOUNG FOLK
HYMN 516 We are marching in the light of God (Young folk leave afterwards)
READING: Matthew 12: 1-14 (Moira Yeoman)
ANTHEM Loving shepherd of thy sheep
READING: Matthew 22: 34-46 (Ann McCormick)
HYMN 694 Brother, sister, let me serve you
SERMON “The Law that leads to life”
HYMN 115 Love is the touch of intangible joy (tune: Slane)
OUR MORNING PRAYERS
OFFERING & DEDICATION
HYMN 706 For the healing of the nations (tune: Regent Sq)
BENEDICTION & SUNG AMEN – HYMN 825 (sung twice)
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name; Your kingdom come, your will be done; on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen
A WARM WELCOME TO EVERYONE to our service of Worship this morning. Our church has something for all ages and activities go on throughout the week.
Large print copies of the order of service are available from the door stewards. If you’re a visitor, please sign our Visitors Book in the Vestibule – we’d love to get to know you! Please join us in the large hall afterwards for tea, coffee and conversation, served by members of the EVENTS TEAM.
PRAYER – Father, in Jesus’ name we pray that as we hear Your message today which will come from the word of God, our faith will be increased. We ask, Father, that You would use Your word which is living and active and sharper than any double edged sword to rightly divide us even to soul and spirit, joint and marrow. Use Your word, Father, to expose the thoughts and the attitudes of our hearts.
TODAY’S PREACHER – we warmly welcome Rev Blair Robertson, Head of Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care in NHS Glasgow & Clyde, to our pulpit as he leads us in worship.
CLARKSTON DISASTER – CCT will hold a service today at 2pm in Greenbank Church to commemorate the 40th anniversary. The community of Clarkston is invited to remember in this special service. If you can help with supplying some baking or can help serve tea/coffee which will be served after the service please let Margaret Robertson know today.
MINISTER’S HOLIDAY – Mr Reid will be on holiday until 25th October. Anyone requiring the services of a Minister should contact Margaret Robertson in the first instance – 638-5521, or firstname.lastname@example.org
WORSHIP ON THE WEB – our morning services can now be heard online at http://www.williamwoodmusic.com/on-demand – please pass this onto anyone who cannot join us in person on Sundays.
CONGREGATIONAL BOARD – the next meeting is on Wednesday 26th October at 7:30pm in the Session House.
WILLIAMWOOD’S GOT TALENT – Saturday 19th November is fast approaching and participants should notify Carole, Alan or Ross by 26th October. For help in lighting/sound speak to Ross in the first instance. If you’re not taking part you are therefore part of the audience – you will decide the winner so keep the date free!
CLOCK’S MOVE TO GMT- a reminder that our clocks and watches are put back one hour at 2am next Sunday – enjoy that extra hour in bed!
POPPIES – poppy boxes are available at the main vestibule and in the halls for those wishing to purchase poppies and donate to the annual poppy appeal.
SUNDAY SCHOOL COFFEE MORNING – Saturday 5th November, from 9:45 to 11:30am – a warm welcome awaits you!
THE ARMED MAN – our singers make a return to Williamwood Church on Saturday 5th November at 7:30pm presenting the Armed Man raising much needed funds for The Erskine Hospital. Please support by your attendance there.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING – Ladies (and gents), don’t rush to do all your Christmas Shopping too early!!! Events and Young Woman’s Group are holding a Shopping evening in the church halls on Tuesday 8th November. There will be a great variety of stalls (20 confirmed to date) as well as refreshments and a wee bit pampering. If anyone would like a table for selling their wares on the evening or have a contact who would like a table please see Carole Lyons
CHURCH GARDEN – For the next couple of months we will meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays around 1:30pm (weather permitting!) to tend to the Church Gardens.
WILLIAMWOOD MUSIC – if you would like to be part of a developing Music Group it’s not too late! Just let Alan know of your interest. We meet on Sunday 30th after church – with instruments & singers!
BBC @ GIFFNOCK SOUTH – The BBC wants to record their Remembrance Sunday Service at Giffnock South on Sunday 30th October at 2.30pm to be then broadcast on Sunday 13th November. To be a success they need a large congregation which is essential. An invitation has been given for anyone who wants to come along to note the date and time.
CHURCH NOTICE BOARDS – New Notice Boards have been installed in the Vardar Avenue Corridor and Seres Road Vestibule. These are for the use of Church Organisations & Organisations who use our premises. All other literature should be given to the Session Clerk or Minister. No literature should be placed on glass doors or windows.]
DOORS OPEN – Looking for Peace? Looking for a quiet space, time to pray, or a friendly chat over a cuppa?
Our Church and Iona Chapel are open for visitors each weekday morning from 10 o’clock until 11:45am.
For Baptisms (whatever your age), Weddings, joining the Church and for anyone who needs a visit please contact the manse. Mr Reid’s day off is Monday.
NEXT SUNDAY Tea served in aid of INSPIRE. Bible Reader: CAROLE FERGUSON
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 30th October 12:15-1pm – Williamwood Music Group
2.30pm – recording of the BBC Remembrance Service at Giffnock South Church
Saturday 5th November 9:45 – 11:30am Sunday School Coffee Morning
7:30pm – Armed Man in Williamwood in aid of Erskine.
Sunday 6th November Fair Trade Stall in Hall after morning service
12:15pm – Music Makers
Tuesday 8th November Christmas Shopping Night (see intimations)
Sunday 13th November 10:45am – Remembrance Sunday
3pm – Informal Communion
Sat. 19th November 1pm – Organ recital at Greenbank with Razvan Luculescu
7pm – Williamwood’s Got Talent (in the Church)
Saturday 3rd December Christmas Fair
Thursday 8th December 7:30 pm – “Songs of Joy” a celebration of Christmas with the Williamwood Singers